Bruce Wayne Gunder, 60
Bruce Wayne Gunder, 60, of Stover, died Sunday, December 21, 2014, at his home. He was born on July 1, 1954, at Barry, Illinois, a son of Raymond and Virginia (Caldwell) Gunder.
For many years, he owned Gunder Construction in Washington State and was a handyman all of his life. In 1983, he moved to the Kansas City area and later to Warsaw. In 2006, he moved to Cole Camp and in 2010 to Stover. He served his country honorably in the United States Army during the Vietnam War as a radio teletype operator. He enjoyed fishing, rock hunting, wood working, talking about the old days and visiting with family and friends.
He is survived by:
a daughter, Martha Gunder of Smith Center, Kansas, and her mother, Debora Brand;
two sons, Bruce Wayne Gunder, Jr. and his wife Sarah of Pearl, Illinois, and his mother, Doris Hall, and Christopher Gunder and his wife Ashley, of Pittsfield, Illinois;
his companion, Phyllis Church of the home;
a step-daughter, Jessica Church of Stover;
a step-son, Paul Scober of Stover;
a brother, Mark Gunder of Ocala, FL;
eight grandchildren, Cody Gunder, Nathan Gunder, Kaylee Gunder, Braelyn Gunder, Dakota Harris, Dalton Harris, Mason Wayne Hicks, and Eli Mathew Bowles;
eight great-nieces and five great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Virginia Gunder, his son, Gerald Gunder, and one brother, Eric Gunder.
Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 24, 2014, at Ritchie Cemetery, rural Versailles with military honors.
Memorials may be given to the family in care of the Fox Funeral Home, PO Box 37, Cole Camp, MO 65325.